As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
Target was a go-to for the trendiest Christmas toys last year, and you can expect even more of the same great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on kids' favorite brands in 2018. From Air Hogs to Peppa Pig and PAW Patrol playsets, it won't be hard to fulfill your child's wish list with a shopping trip to Target. Last year, Nintendo and LEGO were favorite toymakers for Target shoppers, and this year the virtual toy chest is loaded with options from Baby Alive, KumiKreator, Crate Creatures and more. Have a look through our favorite Christmas toys from Target below.
Looking for a durable, comfortable gaming headset at a great price? Look no further! We've combed through all the options from favorite retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target to bring you the best-reviewed gaming headphone and mic sets out there. From Turtle Beach to Logitech to Razer, these sporty and stylish headsets have amazing sound quality, feel comfy after hours of game play and, best of all, cost under $100. Shop our top picks below.
Favorite teachers deserve a little something special this time of year. It could be a gift for their desk or classroom that adds a bit of flair, or even just a relaxing item they can enjoy at home. Planners, calendars and journals are always useful, as are cute and funny gifts that make them giggle. Teachers' gifts are a thoughtful way to show your appreciation for someone — including a coach, babysitter, day care staff member or nanny — who goes out of their way to care for and brighten your child's day. Check out some of top choices for teacher Christmas gifts from Amazon, Anthropologie, Uncommon Goods and more.
We all want our kids to read more, but finding the right e-reader for them can be tricky. We've broken down the specs on all the best e-readers on the market to let you know which device will have your kid devouring the most e-books.
Selecting an educational toy for children that keeps them engaged can be challenging. With the right tools, you can make the toy shopping experience a lot less stressful.
Your little baby isn't a baby anymore! Make sure you're prepared for the toddler years with gear and toys you didn't realize you needed for children aged one to three.
Whether your kid just likes to snap selfies or she's a professional photographer in the making, we've focused in on the best cameras for kids of all ages. From toy cameras that toddlers can tote around to instant cameras to DLSRs with all the bells and whistles, here are our favorite picks.
If you're on the hunt for the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for kids, have we got a gift for you! From dinosaurs to reindeers to the beloved Grinch, we've rounded up the weirdest, funniest holiday sweaters for babies, toddlers and big kids. Shop some of our favorite ugly finds for your little cutie below.
Pokémon video games are a classic favorite for kids and parents alike. The games center around fictional creatures that can be trained for battle and evolve into bigger, better versions. Pokémon games feature only mild cartoon violence, are rated E for everyone and are compatible with Nintendo gaming consoles and Android or iOS devices.
Homework can be a stressful affair for everyone involved. Juggling after-school activities, meal prep and housework, it often takes a village to get reading assignments, flashcards and worksheets completed at a decent hour. We've yet to find out how to make schoolwork magically disappear altogether, but we can tip parents off on how to make the situation more manageable. Here's how to create a quiet, supervised and streamlined area where kids can study at home.
Most kids love video games — and most parents wish their kids would spend more time learning. Why not the best of both worlds? These educational video games for kids of all ages will help your little ones build usable skills like math, history, language, problem-solving and more!
Excerpt from The Middle-Aged Lover, Vol. 1 of 2: A StoryThe house in which the dinner-party was given was that of Mr. William Gard...iner, who had been a barrister in fair practice, and was now a county-court judge. The band'of ladies sitting in the drawing-room, pursuing the rites carried on at that mystip season, was composed of the following elements.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Carlin the raccoon is afraid of everything. Then he meets Big Bear who tells him that there is a way to get courage. Alone, Carlin... must make a perilous journey and bring back the secret ingredient for Big Bear's Bravery Soup. read more
It has been eight long years since eight-year-old Nicholas Claus was last seen disappearing in a flash with the world's Christmas ...spirit stored safely within his very being. Now a strapping teenager, Nicholas struggles to find his way among his new brethren, the Sugar Plum Fairies, until one day a special reindeer and snowman bring Nick a treasured snow globe containing The Christmas Song. This snow globe and song just may be the key to helping Nicholas discover his forgotten past and realize his ultimate destiny. Meanwhile, the evil Ice Queen has enlisted the aid of Jack Frost and recruited him to join her and her troll warriors in destroying Christmas once and for all. As her power grows, people all over the lands must heed her demand to declare their Christmas beliefs and have them removed or suffer dire consequences. With the supreme strength of the Nutcracker war machine at her disposal, it seems that nothing can stop the Ice Queen from ending Christmas forever. That is, unless Nicholas Claus and his friends, including Prince Hero, the Kringles, and especially Nicholas's big sister, Shelby, can stop the queen before it's too late. This fantasy adventure tale is the follow-up to the story begun in Santa Claus: The Spirit of Christmas. The tale is sure to delight readers of all ages as so much surrounding the greatest holiday icon ever is explained in joyous yuletide splendor. read more
With their beautiful white fur and powerful presence, polar bears rule the Arctic. These majestic giants swim from iceberg to iceb...erg in chilling waters, care for their adorable cubs, and are threatened by global warming. In this level 1 reader you'll learn all you ever wanted to know about polar bears and so much more. Complete with fascinating facts and beautiful images, National Geographic Readers: Polar Bears can't miss. read more
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. A kindly dragon, with an aversion to killing insects for dinner, grows into a monster as a ...result of his vegetarian diet. read more
Join Cheetah on his story as he learns about humility. This story is a legend in the savannah.
For any child who lost his glasses, this children's book explores a young eel's quest to find his lost spectacles.
The outlawed princess of the Dragon Clan and her young human companion undergo fearsome trials in their quest for an evil enchantr...ess. 'Dramatic tension stays high. Weaves Chinese legend into an exciting tapestry of myth and folklore.' --BL. Notable Children's Books of 1982 (ALA)100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC) read more
Born into a world of intrigue and mystery…Nath Dragon knows his place in life. Born a man and destined to protect Dragon Home, Nat...h must carry the burden of his legacy, despite his own desires.Threatened by a perilous enemy…With cunning dark elves out to destroy Nath, his life takes a turn that threatens to ruin his family. With nobody to trust and nowhere to go, the young warrior sets out to uncover answers that his rivals will kill to protect. Unleashing the truth changes everything…The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous Nath’s quest becomes. Battling ruthless enemies, wizards, dragons, and thieves, Nath uncovers the one thing he thought he always knew: who he really is.Note: This is a prequel series to the #1 Bestselling Fantasy Series, The Chronicles of Dragon, written for Dragon Lovers of all ages! read more
This guide is a must-have for fans of the New York Times bestselling How to Train Your Dragon series that inspired the hit move an...d TV show. This gift book features all of the dragon species from the series plus brand-new ones created just for this book, with color illustrations of each and every one! read more
When a young boy named Pete gets lost in a gigantic forest, he forms an unforgettable friendship with a giant flying dragon named ...Elliot. Based in the world of the film Pete's Dragon, this original story features original illustrations, explores Pete and Elliot's adventures and struggles in the forest and tells the tale of the lost years not shown in the film. read more
[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)] [Read by Alan Sklar] When Pete gets lost in the forest, he forms an unforgettable friendship with... a giant flying dragon named Elliot. This original novel explores their adventures in the forest. After an accident strands him in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, five-year-old Pete doesn't know what to do. He is scared and alone and completely out of his element. Luckily, there's Elliot. Elliot is someone else who is lonely and could use a friend. He also happens to be a giant furry dragon. And when he saves young Pete from a pack of wolves, the dragon and the boy start building a remarkable life together. Follow this pair on their never-before-seen adventures in a tale about loss, discovery, and, above all, friendship. read more
The Dragon's Lair, the third volume in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series for middl...e grade readers, is now available with a stunning new cover.Barely one day after fulfilling his second mission for King Vandemere as Royal Reporter of the land of Serendair, young Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme―known as Ven―is off on another adventure. To keep them safe from the wrath of the Thief Queen, whose rage at their escape from the Gated City knows no bounds, the king sends Ven and his friends on an important mission.Their journey takes them across a wondrous land filled with marvels―and danger. For the mission the king entrusts to Ven is a delicate one: to discover the cause of a dispute between two warring kingdoms. Unfortunately for Ven, the answer leads him straight into the lair of a very angry dragon… read more
There is a ferocious dragon who guards the world’s most precious treasure. One day, a boy named Alok comes and asks the dragon to ...tell him where the treasure is. How dare you! The dragon snorts and scares him with a menacing roar and the billow of fire. Does the boy run away? Not at all! He even teases the dragon if she is sure to know where the treasure is. Of course, the dragon knows the way. There is a secret treasure map, and it belongs to her! It is a breeze to get to the hidden treasure as long as the map is right there with her in the pocket. Uh-oh! Then, the dragon realizes that she is in big trouble; her one and only treasure map is GONE! Now, what is the dragon who lost the map going to do?! read more
The famous northwest coast Indian myth, sometimes called "Raven Steals the Light" telling how Loon, Raven, and all the animals ral...lied to retrieve the daylight from behind its wall of ice after it was stolen by evil spirits. Amusingly retold for ages six to adult by the well-known Canadian poet and novelist. read more
[Children's Fiction (Ages 8-12)]From Sarah Prineas, author of the acclaimed Magic Thief series, comes a stunning new tween fantasy... where books literally come to life!The powerful Lost Books at the palace library are infecting the rest with an evil magic, and two unlikely friends must figure out who, or what, is controlling the books and their power. If they can't, the entire kingdom could be at risk.Sarah Prineas returns to her classic middle grade roots with this imaginative, fast-paced adventure for book lovers everywhere. read more
Don't miss an action-packed, hilarious, heart-warming moment of the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the hit movies...!The heat is on for Hiccup! Someone has stolen the Fires-Stone from Volcano Island, which means the Volcano has become active and the tremors are hatching the Eggs of Exterminator Dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop it from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators? This fifth adventure in the How to Train Your Dragon series is packed with the action, humor, heart, and remarkable illustrations that have made Cressida Cowell a beloved bestseller around the globe. read more
An eye-catching and informative look at how animals behave in water.
The first book by professional soccer player Tyler Blackwood. "He'll never be friendly" they said, The other animals on the lake. ...That was until one summers day, When Clive felt something break! So Clive had to make a choice, One that would change his life forever. Would he continue being that mean old Croc, Or would he get his act together? read more
DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon—finally retold in a Little Golden Book!Hiccup, Toothless, and the dragons of Berk return in t...his Little Golden Book retelling of DreamWorks’ hit movie How to Train Your Dragon—it’s perfect for children ages 3 to 5 and fans of all ages! More than anything, Hiccup wants to capture dragons—that is, until he actually catches one! And so begins the incredible story of one of the most unlikely yet unforgettable friendships ever made. A story about believing in your friends and believing in yourself, How to Train Your Dragon is finally retold in this Little Golden Book! read more
Ace loves his tree, but when a big gust of wind comes he has no choice but to have a adventure on the ground. Join Ace and all his... friends as he searches for his lost hat. read more
An enchantingly cunning jungle book wonderfully illustrated by Michael ForemanGeneral MacTiger is the most magnificent animal in t...he jungle, until the python steals his stripes. And so he must use all his guile and ingenuity to play the jungle animals off against each other to regain them. read more
A boy's best friend may not be a dog, but could it be a dragon? Ben Watson falls asleep in his bedroom dreaming of a pet dog, but ...he wakes in the land of knights! Worse, the villagers think he's come to fight a dragon! What will happen when Ben meets the dragon? Will he escape and find his way home? When the adventure is over, will the dragon be more than just a dream? read more